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2013 NFL Mock 1st Round Draft: Picks 26-32.

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packers26. Green Bay Packers

Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

The Packers would love for one of the draft’s top defensive tackles to fall to them and that’s exactly what they would find in Sylvester Williams. We’ve seen the Packers spend some time at Texas A&M’s facilities this offseason in an attempt to shore up their defensive efforts. After the thrashing that Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers gave them in the playoffs, it’s no secret that defense is a problem in Green Bay.

 

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27. Houston Texans

DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

The Texans are lacking a true second receiver to pair with Andre Johnson. After releasing the previously dependent Kevin Walter this offseason, the Texans will be looking for help very early in the draft. Last year’s draft netted them two promising players in DeVier Posey and Keshawn Martin but they are still in need of someone who can be depended on to play on a regular basis and produce. DeAndre Hopkins seems to be a perfect fit.

 

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28. Denver Broncos

John Jenkins, DT, Georgia

The Broncos had a magnificent offseason adding key pieces such as Wes Welker, Louis Vasquez, and Dominque Rogers-Cromartie. Although a mishap led to them losing a key pass rusher in Elvis Dumervil, we have to believe that the Broncos won’t miss a beat in 2013. Adding John Jenkins to their front 7 would be a tremendous help to them next year.

 

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29. New England Patriots

Robert Woods, WR, USC

It’s no secret that the Patriots are bad at drafting wide receivers early, but that shouldn’t stop them from rolling the dice on Robert Woods. Woods was an absolute monster in the Pac-12 over his career compiling 256 catches and 32 touchdowns. It sure helps when you have a guy like Matt Barkley throwing to you and you can bet that Robert Woods won’t experience any drop off whatsoever catching passes from Tom Brady.

 

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30. Atlanta Falcons 

Menelik Watson, OT, FSU

The Falcons recently released longtime starter Tyson Clabo and will look to the draft for help in replacing his production. Menelik Watson represents the best available option for the Falcons here if they don’t try to trade up like they have every year since Thomas Dimitroff has been in charge.

 

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31. San Francisco 49ers

Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

The 49ers hold 13 picks in the 2013 NFL draft and can afford to take the best player available at this spot. They recently lost Delanie Walker in free agency and could look at the top rated tight end in this year’s class.

 

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32. Baltimore Ravens

Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse

The Ravens experienced the highs of winning it all last year and watched this offseason as the team slowly dismantled during free agency. We are definitely going to see a different squad out there for the Ravens next year with Ray Lewis retiring, Paul Kruger heading to division rival Cleveland, and both safeties Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard signing with new teams. The addition of Michael Huff should help and Shamarko Thomas would be a nice fit starting alongside him.